Almost 3 months ago, I purchased Elements 10 for Windows online, but didn't download the program right away. Good thing, too: Since that time, I have been battling a rootkit that has infected both my Windows desktop & laptop.
I have finally gotten a clean PC going, but it is running Ubuntu. (I have learned my lesson with Windows...) All I want to do right now is burn Elements 10 to disk so I can install it on the Windows machine, if & when I rescue one of them, without having to connect it to the Wild, Wild Net.
From what I am reading here, it sounds like standard procedure would be to convert the Elements 10 trial to the full version with my license number. However, the trial program I downloaded 4 months ago is long gone: the hacker wiped the hard disk it was on.
I would like to know if it is even possible to install Elements 10 with the two files I downloaded. If so, I need to know which of the files I just finished downloading and am preparing to burn to disk--the 1.3Mb .EXE file, or the 1.6Gb .7Z file--is the one that starts the Elements 10 installation, so I can burn them in the most logical order. Do I need to decompress the .7Z file? Or does the .EXE file decompress the .7Z file during the installation?
If it is not possible to install Elements 10 using the downloaded files, what is the alternative method?
Thanks in advance for your answer.
When you download the software there are 2 files ,7Z and .EXE ,
7z file is the compressed file in which you have all the content needed to install the software.
Exe file is the windows utility which is used to de-compress or extract the content of the 7z file.
Hence , both are essential. However when you de-compress the content of 7z then you get the actual install setup and paylaods
So , either you burn the 7z file and exe file on the DVD or you extract the content of the 7z file and then burn thr DVD.
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